All the rumors that shook the tech world come to an end when Samsung launched its slimmest smartphone ever. The company officially named it as Samsung A8. The handset is officially listed on the company’s website in China. This smartphone is featured with a thickness of just 5.9mm, recorded as the thinnest smartphone ever introduced by the Korean Company till date in the market. Another feature that comes in A8 is the high-end Fingerprint Reader that used to be seen in flagship models only. Let us have a close look to its specifications.
Design and Display
The external case of A8 comes with a metal frame with a cervical shape which has resemblance to the designing of Samsung S6. But instead of Glass Panel at the rear side, in A8, it has been replaced by Aluminium Panel. The smartphone measures to be 158*76.8*5.9mm with a weight of 151 grams.The handset supports dual SIM facility on an optional basis. It supports one Nano SIM and second slot is designed in such a way that it either supports SIM or external memory card.
The display is features by super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with the support of 16 multi colours. The screen size comes to be 5.7 inches covering almost 74% of the total body area. The screen is packed with a resolution of 1080*1920 pixels with a pixel density of 386PPI. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Platform and Storage Specs
The chipset that powers the handset comes from Qualcomm with the model of MSM8939 Snapdragon 615. The CPU is characterized by Quad Core Processor with a processing speed of 1.5GHz with the support of Cortex A53 and another Quad Core variant with a processing speed of 1.0GHz with Cortex A53. The graphics of the smartphone is supported by Adreno405.
The smartphone has got an internal memory with either 16GB or 32GB. Again it has got a RAM of 2GB. Apart from this the memory of the smartphone can be extended with the help of external microSD memory card. It can be extended upto 128GB. But the problem is if you utilize external memory card, then you won’t be able to dual-SIM facility. This is because, there is only one external slot available for both memory card and secondary SIM.
Camera and Other Features
The main camera has got a lens with a power of 16MP with 5312*2988 pixel resolution. This is again supported by LED flash light and autofocus. Added features also include Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Panorama and HDR. Video recording is also possible at the rate of 1080 pixel@30 frames per second. The secondary camera has got a lens of power 5Mp with 1080 pixels.
Other added features also include 4G LTE connectivity. The A8 is compatible with WiFi connectivity with a bandwidth of 802.11a/b/g/n. Again it has got Bluetooth connectivity with help of v4.1. This smartphone can be tracked by GPS with Glonass and Beidod and also with NFC. The battery of A8 is somewhat best when compared to counterparts in the market. The battery is non-removable with Li-Ion with the capacity of 3050mAh. This can give the A8 a standby time of upto 304 hours. Samsung A8 is available in colour variants of White,Black and Gold.
The A8 is such a handset from Samsung that it contains almost all the high-end features that were present in Samsung S6. So it is expected to be tagged with a price which is almost near to that of S6. Anyway with its extra slim body and high-end features including extending battery life, A8 is expected to roll out to poses a strong competition to its competitors in the market.